We received a lot of questions from South Africa casino players who are looking to take their online game to the next level. We've assembled our best tips to help you get the most out of your time playing online. Whether it's your first time spinning the virtual reels or you're a seasoned online table games pro, you'll still find something useful.
Some of these tips are a little more suited to online play than gambling in a land-based casino. But no matter how you play, you're sure to find something useful!
The cardinal rule of gambling! Raiding your savings or borrowing money from friends/family is not only a sign of addiction, it will also turn gambling from a fun hobby into something stressful and potentially dangerous. Only play with disposable income that you're prepared to lose.
This is a little easier to do for offline gamblers, where a back alley venue will appear obviously dodgy. However, there are still things you can look for to check a casino site's reputation - positive/negative reviews, proper accreditation and even how long it's been around. If in doubt, go with your instincts and avoid.
Should go without saying, but you'd be surprised! It's also worth checking the rules in each casino you visit, as some variants differ in a way that may seem very minor but can make a difference as to whether or not your hand is a winner!
If you're trying a new game, or have never gambled before, practice play is a great way to get a feel for the game without the stress of losing real money if you make a mistake. Once you've got the hang of things, you're ready to play for real.
When you transition from practice play to real money gambling, don't go with just any casino! Check our listings for casinos that have top bonuses for first time players, as well as getting some information about the range of games they offer, how easy to use they are etc.
It's tempting to stick with the games you know, but that can get boring after a while. If you feel that happening, switch back to practice play and read up on the rules of a new game. You never know, you might be the next poker star or roulette prodigy!
If a casino offers you the chance to make your deposits in rand, you should do it! This is the best way to avoid exchange fees that crop up when changing currencies or losing out if the rand is weak against another currency.
Once you become a player at a casino, they're pretty keen to keep you. As a result, they'll sometimes send out promos about reload bonuses they have. Designed to build loyalty, you can get some free chips just for making another deposit!
Bankroll management, the amount of money you put aside to gamble with, knowledge can result in being able to play for longer and increasing your chances of making a profit in the long run. Don't enter games with a higher minimum bet than you're comfortable with, and top up your bankroll with some of your winnings!
If you can't seem to catch a break, don't be afraid to take a timeout; a little time away from the casino can help you feel refreshed. When you're feeling lucky again, think about coming back.